Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.82
Liaison Richard Demerjian
Submission Date March 28, 2018
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University of California, Irvine
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
4.31 / 5.00 Richard Demerjian
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Office of Environmental Planning and Sustainability
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
415

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
32

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
7.71

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

See uploaded course listing.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

The UCI Division of Continuing Education offers three sustainability-themed certificate programs:

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (established Winter 1996)
The Environmental Management Certificate Program prepares professionals at every career level to meet the challenges of the expanding regulatory framework and the increasing need for sustainable and green initiatives in the rapidly changing environmental profession. There have been 168 graduates.
See: https://ce.uci.edu/pdfs/brochures/environmental_flyer.pdf

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT (established Spring 1996)
This certificate program furthers the understanding of the practice of coordinating the physical work environment with the people and work of an organization with an innovative series of courses focusing on design and management of facilities, from concept to installation, to long-term efficient use. There have been 157 graduates.
See: https://ce.uci.edu/pdfs/brochures/facilities_flyer.pdf

WATER-ENERGY NEXUS (launched Winter 2018)
The goal of this certificate program is to understand the critical interaction between water and energy along with related topics including biological and physical-chemical treatment processes, carbon and energy footprint analysis, and sustainable energy systems in order to guide future improvements and technical innovations to mitigate future issues with these critical resources.
See: https://ce.uci.edu/pdfs/brochures/waterenergy_brochure.pdf


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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UCI elected to use data from one academic year, specifically the Fall 2017 and Winter and Spring 2018 quarters. Each class was counted just once, regardless of the number of times it was offered. All of the sustainability courses listed were offered during this time period. The course listings do not include practicums, internships, or test preparation courses.

In addition to the information provided elsewhere in this credit, the Division of Continuing Education offers the following courses:

-- Environmental Sampling and Analysis (ENGRCEE_X468.6)
-- Industrial Waste Management (SOCECOL_X498.9)
-- Managing Indoor Air Quality (SOCECOL_X498.38)

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCI caters to lifelong learners who want to continue enhancing their lives through education. The Spring 2018 OLLI course offerings include the following:

THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Part 5: Water Supply and Groundwater (SC 205)

-- Tuesday, March 13: OC Water Supply and Groundwater System
-- Tuesday, March 20: Snowpack Occurrence and Changes from Warming
-- Tuesday, March 27: Integrated Regional Water Management Plan
-- Tuesday, April 3: Water Supply Reliability for OC – Regional and Imported Sources
-- Tuesday, April 10: GRACE Satellite Monitoring Program and Water Supply

MATERIALS AND DESIGN FOR FUTURE LIVING (SC 209)
Is it possible for buildings to give more than they take? Can the built environment create a positive impact on the natural world and the humans that interact with it? Join us for a discussion about the Environmental Nature Center, and how our presenter was able to take the ENC’s new Nature Preschool through the process of meeting LEED Platinum Certification. We will discuss the development of regenerative spaces that are beautiful as well as healthy for the environment and their occupants, connecting them to light, air, food, nature, and community.

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